launder definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to scrub (garments, like).
    • To wash, fold, and metal: shirts which were nicely laundered because of the resort staff.
    • To disguise the source or nature of (unlawful funds, including) by channeling through an intermediate representative.
    • to create more appropriate or presentable, sanitize: "The transcripts tend to be, needless to say, laundered . . . unidentified bigger chunks of conversation tend to be reported missing throughout” ( Eliot Fremont-Smith).
    • to clean, as clothes; to scrub, and to smooth with a flatiron or mangle; to scrub and iron.
    • To lave; to wet.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to endure washing in a specified way: This material launders really.
    • to scrub or prepare laundry.
  • noun:
    • A trough or flume used in washing ore.
    • A washerwoman.
    • A trough employed by miners to get powdered ore from the box in which it is beaten, and for carrying liquid on stamps, or any other device for comminuting (sorting) the ore.
    • A gutter (for rainwater)
    • A washerwoman.
    • A trough utilized by miners for the powdered ore through the field where its beaten, or for holding water toward stamps, or any other equipment, for comminuting, or sorting, the ore.
    • a person who washes; a washerwoman or washerman.
    • A gutter or station for conveying liquid; especially, a channel or trough, generally made of lumber, by which liquid is held in any desired way.
  • verb:
    • To wash; to clean, and smooth with a flatiron or mangle; to clean and iron.
    • To lave; to damp.
    • To disguise the foundation of ill-gotten wealth by numerous means.
    • convert illegally obtained funds into appropriate ones
    • clean with a cleaning broker, including detergent, and liquid
  • others:
    • To wash and iron, as clothes; do-up by washing, starching, and ironing: today used specially of laundry-work on a big scale.
    • To damp; wash.
    • To cover, as a metal, with a thin wash or film.

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